A while ago I featured the awesome Underful Tablecloth, which offered an inventive way of dealing with stains. This next product fights a much bigger dinner time nuisance – cell phone addiction. Dublin based designer Paula O’Connor created Zip It tablecloth. It celebrates the ritual of dining by providing a zipper pocket on the side of each guest for the phones and other distracting technology. Here is what Paula says about the project: “Dining is an important ritual. For many, the act of dining and eating together has been lost. For several individuals, dining has been reduced to a rushed affair. We “eat” but do not engage in a dining experience. Zip It, is one piece from the collection; Dining Together Matters, which aims to encourage a different way. My intention is to celebrate the joy of eating and dining. Establishing the importance of eating with others is the core message of this project.” The tablecloth is handmade from 100% Irish linen, using screenprinting techniques.
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